Melbourne startup Gaia Project Australia has been recognised by NASA and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) as a Phase Two winner of the prestigious Deep Space Food Challenge. Despite this astronomic accolade, Founder Nadun Hennayaka says his space tech could help solve global food challenges down on Earth.
Addressing labour shortages; meeting the rising protein gap; and biosecurity solutions to safeguard Australian agriculture. These are some of the challenges and opportunities that are being tackled by 40 agrifood tech companies selected in the 2023 AgriFutures evokeAG. Startup Program.
Pollinated agriculture is estimated to be a $14 billion industry in Australia alone. Now an innovative technology, Bee Innovative can track how well bees are pollinating a crop and provide growers with real-time information to help boost yield and profits. Here commercial beekeeper and CEO and Co-Founder of Bee Innovative, David Lyall talks about its growing potential.
HydGene Renewables is paving the way for Australia’s carbon-zero future, using biowaste to produce 100% renewable and green hydrogen on-site and on-demand. The solution will provide farmers with low-cost and sustainable alternatives for ammonia, transport and seasonal energy storage. Now the startup is seeking investment to source alternative feedstocks and scale its technology.